Windows 8.1 - Icon for PowerShell

Hello,

In Windows 8.1 how can I place an icon for PowerShell on my desktop?

Thanks,
Steve
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAsked:
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Seth_zinCommented:
Right click the icon -> Sent to -> Desktop (create shortcut)
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SubsunCommented:
Create a shortcut with following path (Which is default for PowerShell)..
%SystemRoot%\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe

Open in new window


More info : https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh847889.aspx
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Steve,

Here's the procedure:

Start menu
All Programs
Accessories
Windows Power Shell (the group)
Windows Power Shell or Windows Power Shell (x86) (whichever one you want on the desktop)
Right-click
Copy
Click anywhere on your desktop and hit Ctrl-V (Paste)

That should do it. Regards, Joe
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Hi Joe,
I'm in 8.1. Totally blanking out here, when I go to the start menu (the screen with all those big icons for programs) I don't see ALL PROGRAMS. When I right click on the Windows icon, I don't see ALL PROGRAMS. I know I should know better, but drawing a blank.

<Shrugging my shoulders with embarrassment :) >

Thanks
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SubsunCommented:
It's easy to create a ShortCut as I mentioned earlier.. You could just go to Desktop, Right click > New > Select ShortCut

Then copy paste the path which I mentioned in previous post.. Click Next and the Finish..


Or just browse to following path  (I guess you have installed the windows in C:\ drive) and copy the Windows PowerShell shortcut to your desktop...

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\System Tools

Let me know if you find any issues..
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Sorry...missed that you're on W8...those are W7 instructions. I use Classic Shell in my W8 systems, so I'm not very familiar with the Metro interface, but these steps should work in W8:

Hover in the upper right to get the Search icon

Type power in the Apps box and you'll see Windows PowerShell on the left

Right-click it

You'll see Open file location on the bottom

Click it

You'll now see a folder on the desktop with the PowerShell shortcut in it

Right-click it and select Copy

Right-click anywhere on your desktop and select Paste

That should do it. Regards, Joe

Update: If you want it pinned to Start or the Taskbar, select that instead of Open file location in the 4th step.
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Joe. No need for me to pin to start or taskbar so your original post is fine. Your help, as always, is much appreciated! EE Rocks! :)

Steve
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome, Steve. As always, happy to help! Regards, Joe
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